Richmond, Va. – Nov. 10, 2015 – Thomas Built Buses and MITO Corporation have announced a new Perimeter View™ 360 camera package (PV360) as part of Thomas Built Buses’ new BusWise™ suite of technologies. This new camera package will be the first of its kind in the industry, and will be a factory-installed option available for all new orders of the Saf-T-Liner C2 ® starting on November 11, 2015.
The PV360 camera package is a state-of-the-art intelligent camera system, which provides a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the bus. High-resolution wide-angle cameras are installed in the front, back, and on the left and right sides of the school bus. These four cameras provide crisp, real-time video images all the way around the bus to provide the driver full visibility. Drivers can choose to view on a monitor all four camera feeds at the same time or can toggle among individual cameras for a better view of a specific location.
“The PV360 provides driver visibility on the ‘danger zones’ surrounding the bus,” explains Tracy Mack-Askew, vice president of engineering for Thomas Built Buses. “This new technology will provide drivers assurance and confidence while operating and maneuvering under tight conditions, with no room for error. It will also help protect students who may be within range of the bus, but who are not immediately visible to the driver under normal circumstances.”
For more information, customers should contact their local dealer.
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